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Trial and Appellate Judicial Seminar/ Practicum (3)

This seminar/practicum is intended to provide students with experience and insight into the work of trial and appellate judges. It is also intended to prepare students for judicial clerkships and to provide research and writing experience in assisting with judicial opinion writing.

Students in this course will spend one day each week in the chambers of the judge-instructors. The students will alternate between the trial and appellate courts, gaining supervised practical experience in the daily workings of the judges' chambers and observing an active motions/trial practice at the Circuit Court and an appellate practice at the Court of Special Appeals. The fieldwork component will be supplemented by six classroom presentations, in which the students will analyze trial and appellate practice issues. Each student will be required to complete one or more research and writing assignments, including a draft judicial opinion of substantial quality, but writing completed for this course will not satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement.

Current & Previous Instructors:
Albert Matricciani; W. Michel Pierson;

This course is not currently scheduled.


Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course

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